Guest Blog Post: “A Little Bit of Something that I Love: Postcards and Handwritten Letters,” in Nadya Irsalina’s exact words

Photo of fronts of postcards

Getting letters and postcards in the mail is a joy! When I was a kid, I even loved getting junk mail! Years ago, a friend told me that only handwritten could suffice for thank you notes, never email. I try to follow her advice as often as I can.

How about you? Do you write and/or receive handwritten mail?

Fellow blogger Nadya Irsalina inspires me to take it to a new level…

Nadya's Journal

I’ve always been interested to send letters since I was a kid. The curiousity grew from seeing rubik sabahat pena (penpals) on Bobo, a kid’s magazine that my mother bought for me. But I had to wait until I was in junior high school to actually start sending letters. I don’t know about you but finding a new letter on the mailbox is like a nice little surprise for me. Nothing beats the thrill of opening the mailbox and finding a letter, written and addressed just for me. I still remember when my dad’s friend sent a postcard from LA and I was so excited to read it and removed the stamp. I used to collect it, even though I wasn’t really a philately. To me, it’s quite saddening that years after that, letters carried by conventional postal service seemed to be left behind and replaced with modern technology like…

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17 thoughts on “Guest Blog Post: “A Little Bit of Something that I Love: Postcards and Handwritten Letters,” in Nadya Irsalina’s exact words

  1. Squashy Moss May 8, 2018 / 2:17 am

    Oh dear I thought they won.what a shame. Yes I think you are right.

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  2. Squashy Moss May 6, 2018 / 1:32 am

    I signed up a couple of days ago. Only posted one waiting to hear back. I am Squashymossy on there.

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    • da-AL May 7, 2018 / 5:13 pm

      Hi Squashmossy – results are posted at the credit union’s site – unfortunately my friend didn’t win. for me at least, was an interesting lesson — can you believe that winner got 15k votes?! to me, seems unfair that it turned out to be more of an exercise in getting participants to remind their friends on a daily basis about the bank…

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  3. Valerie Cullers May 2, 2018 / 2:48 pm

    In one of the homes I lived in as a child, the previous family had left a box of post cards they received from friends on their tours of Europe and other places. They were kept in my walk-in closet and I would sit in there and read them and be a part of trips that were taken in the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. I agree with you, the written word is a treasure trove!

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  4. Squashy Moss May 1, 2018 / 1:02 pm

    I love to give and receive postcards and letters too. My most precious letter is from my Dad who passed away 23 years ago. The post crossing sounds a great idea. I never heard of it before. I sometimes do Post Secret. I make a nice postcard with a secret that only I know. anonymously and send it to Frank Warren and he puts the best ones on the Post Secret site. I would send you a card or letter if you like 😁

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    • da-AL May 3, 2018 / 4:30 pm

      you are so kind! I’m currently between addresses. as for Frank Warren – I googled & am much impressed with his site. ❤

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      • Squashy Moss May 3, 2018 / 10:24 pm

        Just let me know when you are settled and then PM your address if you would still like a letter or postcard. You might end up with so many offers you can’t manage it 😀

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        • da-AL May 5, 2018 / 7:45 pm

          LOL – let us know if you sign up at the postcard sites & how it goes 🙂

          Liked by 1 person

  5. Crystal And Daisy Mae April 29, 2018 / 7:00 am

    I haven’t written a post card in a while unless you count filling out those restaurant postcards. Also, I have a scrapbook of post cards where my grandparents were and/or visited.

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    • da-AL April 29, 2018 / 1:30 pm

      LOL – not sure about restaurant postcards, but am sure they love them

      Like

  6. Comedy Plus April 27, 2018 / 8:05 am

    Hubby does handwritten letters to his brother in law. Each month one goes out. Brother in law answers them on the computer, but hubby writes him a letter each month.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend. ♥

    Liked by 2 people

    • da-AL April 29, 2018 / 1:27 pm

      hubby rocks ❤ you too!

      Like

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